Today's full moon is known as the Full Snow Moon or the Full Hunger Moon, both for rather obvious reasons given that it falls in the month of February! This moon is in Virgo, and that will enable us to make order out of the chaos inevitable in our lives, thus allowing us to simplify our daily routines. Organization is key, as is the feeling of wanting to heal and to find a higher purpose for our existence. With this moon our sense of compassion for the well-being of others and for the desire to deepen our sense of spirituality will be paramount.
As do all the full moons, this one has many different names. The Micmac tribe of Eastern Canada called this the Snow-blinding moon, while the Kutenai tribe of the Northwest referred to it as the Black Bear Moon. In Colonial America it was known as the Trapper's Moon. The Native American Tribes of the United States called it, variously, the Full Bony Moon, the Moon of the Raccoon, the Moon When Trees Pop, and once again referring to the difficulty in finding food at this time of year, the Full Famine Moon. Old English and Celtic peoples named this moon the Storm Moon and the Moon of Ice respectively.
This is a time to not only think of others and to nurture the inner you, but to embrace your creativity and freedom of expression. Go with it all, and feel your heart and soul expand exponentially! This is a truly beautiful moon that begs for all to embrace and utilize the incredible power she has to offer.